Louisiana - Preventive health screenings in MS—vision: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses vision screening.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17: 2112. Testing pupils' sight and hearing; testing for dyslexia; notice to parent or tutor; report to state superintendent

Except as otherwise provided in Subsection C of this Section, every city, parish, and other local public school board, during the first semester of the school year or within thirty days after the admission of any pupils entering the school late in the session, shall test the sight, including color screening for all first grade students, and hearing of each and all pupils under their charge, except those pupils whose parent or tutor objects to such examination, as provided for in R.S. 17:156. Such testing shall be completed in accordance with the schedule established by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education may convert the age equivalent as provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics schedule to the academic year equivalent which corresponds to that age.


Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part CLVII §301. Health Screening

Every LEA, during the first semester of the school year or within 30 days after the admission of any students entering the school late in the session, shall test the sight, including color screening, for all first grade students, and hearing ofeach and all students under their charge, except those students whose parent or tutor objects to such examination. Such testing shall be conducted by appropriately trained personnel, and shall be completed in accordance with the schedule established by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
<a href="https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/default.aspx”>Source: Louisiana Division of Administration

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